Women's Center | LSU Women's Center

Welcome to the LSU Women's Center

About Us

Our Mission

The LSU Women's Center promotes the advancement of women's issues and gender equality through its services, advocacy efforts, and educational programs. The Center also provides support, referral, and information to students, faculty, and staff on issues and concerns related to women.

Location & Hours

The Women’s Center’s address is 5 Union Square, Baton Rouge, LA. It is on the corner behind Barnes and Nobles, located right underneath the parking garage. We are open Monday- Thursday 9am-9pm and Friday 9am-5pm. Feel free to come by and visit or call anytime and talk with one of our staff members or leave a voicemail for us to get back to you!

Services

The Women’s Center provides services in three main areas:

  • Programs & Events: The Women’s Center hosts several signature programs each year and co-sponsors numerous programs and events with campus and community partners.
  • Information & Referrals: The Women’s Center connects students, faculty, staff, community members with information and resources. We have print materials, an online resource directory, and can provide referrals to campus, local, state, national, and international resources.
  • Meeting Space: The Women’s Center has several rooms that can be reserved for meetings and events. Please visit our website for more information about reserving space in the Women’s Center.

Join Us for Women's History Month!

Film Screening: Period. End of Sentence

Tuesday, March 19th
5:00p.m.-6:30p.m.
LSU Women’s Center

As the Women's Center launched the Period Project at LSU in 2018, we have brought awareness and inclusion to periods on campus. In this documentary, Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads. 

Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity 

Wednesday, March 20th
3:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Hill Memorial Library

In Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric & American Identity (University Press of Mississippi, 2019), Ore examines lynching as a rhetorical strategy and material practice interwoven with the formation of America’s national identity and with the nation’s need to continually renew that identity. This book draws connections between the rhetorics and material practices of lynching in the past and the forms these rhetorics and practices assume in the present with the hope of helping readers understand, interpret, and even critique present-day situations involving racial violence.

Performance by Hila Plitmann

Wednesday, March 20th
7:30p.m.
School of Music Recital Hall

Operatic soprano Hila Plitmann has been hailed as “a glittering jewel on the international music scene,” known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship and ability to perform challenging new repertoire. Recently seen performing on the world premiere of GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s “Songs From A Silent Land” with the LSU Wind Ensemble, Hila returns to LSU for a special performance of vocal masterworks.

Breakfast Break

Friday, March 23rd
8:00a.m.-9:15a.m.
Women’s Center
Register here

Women's Empowerment Initiative: Heart to Art

Monday, March 25th
6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
Student Union Atchafalaya

Heart to Art is a conversation that’s getting to the heart of the issues of women of color here at LSU. Focusing on the personal, academic, wellness, and professional aspects of your life. Join us for a dinner with a twist.

Gender Equity and Advancement in the Academy

Tuesday, March 26th
12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Student Union Vieux Carre Room

The Office of Diversity invites you to attend the monthly “Chat & Chew” Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series for faculty and staff. “Chat & Chew” sessions are designed to provide greater insight into areas that promote the goals of Diversity and Inclusion outlined in our OoD strategic plan, as well as engage faculty, staff, and administrators in thoughtful conversations that will aid in shifting the climate at LSU. The sessions will take place every fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch hour, and the presentation will consist of either a live lecture or webinar followed by a moderated discussion. Chat & Chew takes place in the Castillian Room in the LSU Student Union at 12pm. Bring your lunch and a friend!

Afternoon in the Archives: 100 Years of Women's History

Tuesday, March 26th
3:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
Hill Memorial Library

Enjoy an informal open house event showcasing documents, photographs, and publications that span the last one hundred years since women gained the right to vote. Refreshments will be provided.

Film Screening: Same God

Wednesday, March 27th
7:00p.m.
Union Theatre

This event is a screening of the film Same God followed by a discussion with Dr. Larycia Hawkins and the film's director, Linda Midgett. The film addresses the story of Dr. Larycia in her solidarity for Muslims in America.

“In 2015, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College, wanted to show her support for Muslim women during a political climate that was overwhelmed with anti-Muslim rhetoric. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook, asserting that Christians and Muslims worshipped the same God. Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. This documentary follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, and religious freedom.”

Esprit de Femme Sunrise Celebration

Thursday, March 28th
8:00a.m.-10:00a.m.
Renaissance Hotel Baton Rouge
Buy tickets here

Nominate your Geaux Girl

The LSU Women's Center wants to celebrate the students, faculty, and staff making "her-story" on our very own campus!

Do you know someone at LSU who deserves to be recognized? Someone whose achievements and contributions make you say, "You geaux, girl! ?"

Submit their name at the link below.

Submit Nomination

Esprit de Femme Tickets and Registration

The LSU Women’s Center Esprit de Femme Award is an annual acknowledgment of a person who has made exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women. 

Proceeds from the celebration will provide sustained financial support for programming and initiatives paramount to the Women’s Center’s mission of advocacy and advancement for women and women’s issues. 

This year we will honor Alyssa Carson, Dr. Leah Cullins, Dr. L’ Issa Gates, Brianne Joseph, Dr. Cynthia Peterson, April Ruffolo, Dr. Tiffany Stewart, and Marketa Garner Walters with the Esprit de Femme Award and Dominique Dillard Dunbar and Sydni Prather with the Student Leader Award.

Register

 

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